Articles in Honors

Professors Berman, Garde, and Wang Selected as 2014 AAAS Fellows

Recognized for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications”

Shekhar Garde

Three faculty members at Rensselaer have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of Science and other scholarly journals. Rensselaer professors Francine Berman and Ge Wang and Dean of Engineering Shekhar Garde were among the 401 newly selected AAAS fellows… Read More

Research by Rensselaer Professors Highlighted by Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Work focused on the challenging problem of providing military decision-makers with better information to predict consequences of military operations


Research from Bolek Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, and Gyorgy Korniss, professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, was highlighted as a success story by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. DTRA commended work by Szymanski and Korniss on the challenging… Read More

Yener Selected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Cited for “contributions to network design optimization and security”

Bulent Yener

Bulent Yener has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Yener is a professor of computer science and founding director of the Data Science Research Center. In elevating him to a fellow, the IEEE cited Yener for “contributions to network design optimization and security.” Yener researches along two tracks:… Read More

Heidi Newberg Shares Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Recognition is part of award to Supernova Cosmology Project


As a founding member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, Professor Heidi Newberg will share the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with members of two competing teams that discovered Dark Energy. The 51 collaborators from the two teams will split the $3 million prize. The Supernova Cosmology Project was cited for “the most unexpected discovery… Read More

Bridge to the Bicentennial

Shirley Ann Jackson: 15 Years as President

President Jackson took office at Rensselaer on July 1, 1999. Over that time, The Rensselaer Plan and The Rensselaer Plan 2024 have been roadmaps for transforming Rensselaer into a world-class technological research university. On Dec. 12, the Rensselaer Board of Trustees is hosting a celebration marking President Jackson’s 15th anniversary as president. The celebration will… Read More

Celebrating and Supporting Women In Computing

Students and faculty attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference

Earlier in the semester, a group of female undergraduate students from the Department of Computer Science, along with faculty members, attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference held in Houston, Texas. Co-founded by Anita Borg and Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg… Read More

Georges Belfort Appointed Adviser to Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Global bioseparations expert is a respected academic and industrial chemical engineer

Institute Professor Georges Belfort has been named an adviser to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a member of the Academic Steering Committee of the Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also has been selected to chair the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), a technological community within the American… Read More

Chanaka Edirisinghe Named Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Senior Professor in the Lally School of Management

Recognized leader in the areas of finance, quantitative finance, and management finance

Chanaka Edirisinghe

Chanaka Edirisinghe, a recognized leader in the areas of finance, quantitative finance, and management finance, has been named the Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Senior Professor in the Lally School of Management. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “We are very excited to welcome Professor Edirisinghe as… Read More

50th Anniversary of Opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It spans the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay. It officially opened on Nov. 21, 1964. The bridge is named for both the Florentine explorer Giovanni da… Read More

School of Architecture Ranks 14th in Nation

DesignIntelligence names Dean Evan Douglis among 30 most admired educators in architecture

School of Architecture

The School of Architecture has been ranked the 14th best undergraduate program in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence. In addition, Dean of Architecture Evan Douglis was named among the 30 most admired educators in the field of architecture education. Rankings for DesignIntelligence’s “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2015” list were based on surveys… Read More